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Two of a kind

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BROOKFIELD — Brookfield and Liberty’s girls basketball teams have multiple things in common. Both are young, talented and each team looks to have a bright future over the next couple years. The teams met up for the second time this season, with the Warriors coming out on top again, 71-66, ...

Steelers pick up former OSU QB Haskins

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PITTSBURGH — Dwayne Haskins will attempt to kick-start his career in Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed the former Washington quarterback to a futures contract on Thursday, giving the 23-year-old a second chance after he flamed out in the nation’s capital in less than two seasons. Haskins ...

YSU men try to snap skid in home return

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After playing eight of its first 10 Horizon League games on the road, the Youngstown State men’s basketball team returns to Beeghly Center to host Illinois-Chicago today and Saturday. Both games start at 5 p.m. and are broadcast on WKBN 570-AM and ESPN3. The men’s team is 7-7 overall ...

Blue Jays pull away from feisty Ridge

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NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson-Milton Blue Jays have a starting five consisting of one senior, two juniors, a sophomore and one freshman. They have taken their bumps against perennial league powers McDonald and Western Reserve, but they’ve also etched out a squad that is nine deep and ...

YSU women’s schedule shifts

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The YSU women’s team will play host to UIC instead of Detroit Mercy for two games this weekend at Beeghly Center, the Horizon League announced Thursday. The Penguins and Flames will play for the second consecutive weekend after YSU won both contests in Chicago last Friday and Saturday. ...

Frangos, Eagles edge Bulldogs

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CORTLAND — Underclassmen lead the way for the Hubbard Eagles girls basketball team. In fact, the Eagles don’t have a senior on the roster. Hubbard’s youth movement didn’t stop the Eagles from taking care of business against the Lakeview Bulldogs 44-43 on Thursday. “I’m so happy ...

FOOTBALL: YSU schedule changes

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced an updated schedule for the soon-to-begin spring season on Thursday. The Penguins face a daunting opening four weeks, facing teams that should be ranked in the preseason top 20. YSU is still set to open on Sunday, Feb. 21, at ...

WGH, Champion girls win; Ursuline boys top Bengals

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Girls basketball ¯ WARREN G. HARDING 36, NEWTON FALLS 34: NEWTON FALLS — A last-second layup from Diamond Phillips gave Harding the edge in a defensive showdown with Newton Falls. Phillips led the Raiders (9-0) with 20 points and had six steals. With 1:32 remaining on the clock, Phillips ...

Still undefeated

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BOARDMAN — The Warren G. Harding Raiders have been red hot, despite missing the first month of their season. With wins over quality teams such as McDonald and Liberty, Harding has picked up early momentum, but it found itself in a battle Wednesday evening against a youthful Boardman team. ...

Sexton scores 42 as Cavs beat Nets and Irving

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CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving needed some time. The new-look Nets will require some as well. Irving returned from his personal “pause” and scored 37 points in his first game with Kevin Durant and James Harden but Brooklyn’s “Big 3” couldn’t keep up with Cleveland’s Collin Sexton, ...

Browns consider Mayfield decisions

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield checked every box for the Browns this season: he matured as a player, took them back to the playoffs, solidified himself as a leader. Cleveland’s long search for a franchise quarterback appears to be over. “We’re very, very pleased with him,” general ...

Women out to extend 3-game streak

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The Youngstown State women’s basketball team carries a three-game winning streak into this weekend’s Horizon League series at Beeghly Center against Detroit Mercy. The Penguins (3-3, 3-3 Horizon) face the Titans (1-13, 1-9) Friday and Saturday, at 2 p.m. on both days. Friday’s game will ...

Howland boys hand Newton Falls 1st loss

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¯ HOWLAND 56, NEWTON FALLS 42: HOWLAND — Howland handed the Tigers their first loss of the season with an impressive defensive effort. Howland (2-5) trailed, 14-11, after the first quarter, but the Tigers held Newton Falls to just 15 points total in the second and third quarters while ...

Lesson learned

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WARREN — It took two additional periods to decide a winner, with neither team ceding ground, but as the dust finally settled, Fitch completed the comeback to beat Harding 72-67 on Tuesday night. “I thought we played well for three and a half quarters,” Raiders coach Keelyn Franklin ...

Latest trade is part of process

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It’s the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward. The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent starting pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San ...

McDonald erupts for 91 in win over Liberty

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¯ McDONALD 91, LIBERTY 74: LIBERTY — The visiting Blue Devils erupted for 28 points in each of the first two quarters and led 56-44 at halftime, as Miles Culp scored 31 points and Jake Portolese added 28 on the strength of six 3-pointers. Anthony Ragazzine added 13 points and Eli Street ...

Blue Jackets fall 15 seconds into OT

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DETROIT — Tyler Bertuzzi scored 15 seconds into overtime and Bobby Ryan became the first player to score four times in his first three games with Detroit, leading the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Bertuzzi was credited with the winning goal after ...

Crosby pulls out overtime win over Capitals

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PITTSBURGH — The Penguins spent the better part of 30 minutes skating in slush. They surrendered a three-on-none break. Twice, they fell behind by two goals. They played the third period with just four defensemen after injuries to a pair of regulars. And still, they found a way. Having ...

Finding its footing

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GIRARD — High school basketball games played at noon on a Monday aren’t exactly common, but when teams are fighting to get 22 games in, they’ll take any opportunity to hit the court that they can. Newton Falls and Girard met up Monday, with the Tigers coming out on top 53-30 in the ...

Upstart Browns hope to build on season

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CLEVELAND — On their wild ride of an unforgettable, almost unimaginable 2020 season when Zoom calls, masks and contact tracing were daily fixtures, the Browns discovered two things that point to a bright future for an awakened franchise. They’ve got the right coach and the right ...